Summary information for CPA reviews


These notes list the information to be presented at the start of a CPA review, to summarise the current situation for a patient.

Mental health

Present very brief summary of psychiatric history to date highlighting any risk events. Current mental state - level of symptoms and disability. Current medication - dose, side effects, compliance. Psychological treatment.

Physical health

Significant illnesses and extent to which they are problematic. Medication. Smoking status.

Social situation

Housing situation. Any contact with children and/or risk to children? Carer and/or caring responsibilities. Benefits including DLA, freedom pass. Debts.

Occupational situation

Work. Structured activities. Recreations. Social contacts.

Legal issues

Mention any court cases, immigration issues, etc.

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